madderbass
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ABOUT

I'm a singer, a multi-instrumentalist, who plays bass guitar, guitar, piano, saxophone, bassoon and violin, and recently, I picked up flute and clarinet. I have great interest and a decent amount of experience playing within different genres of music, including jazz, hugely in classical music, metal (various types, but mainly holding an interest in prog metal), rock (including various kinds and mainly holding an interest in prog rock as well). I also have a great interest in philosophy and I subscribe to the philosophy of Objectivism.

I am also the current Bassist, Keyboardist and Lead Clean Vocalist of Prometheus X, a progressive metal band from Milwaukee.

Screen name:
madderbass
Member since:
Apr 16 2012
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
15
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week

Influences

In no particular order:

Cynic, King Crimson, Dream Theater, Yes, Cryptopsy, Alcest, Blut Aus Nord, Opeth, Death, Rush, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Stone Temple Pilots, Asia, Mastodon, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, Lykathea Aflame, Magma, The Mars Volta, NoMeansNo, Steve Morse, Maudlin of the Well, Neil Peart, Warren Zevon, Deep Purple, Pink Floyd Dio, Haken, Helloween, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, The Dixie Dregs, Eric Johnson, Planet X, Symphony X, Fates Warning, Genesis, Edge of Sanity, Billy Joel, Camel, Frank Zappa, Mr. Big, Porcupine Tree, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Giacomo Puccini, Franz Liszt, Van Der Graaf Generator, Fredrick Chopin, Vincent Persichetti, Dmitri Shostakovitch, Igor Stravinsky, Bela Bartok, Jeff Buckley, Gioachino Rossini, Benjamin Britten, and various others.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Expert
Vocalist - Bass:
Expert
Vocalist - Baritone:
Expert
Saxophone:
Advanced
Keyboard:
Advanced
Piano:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Moderate
Rhythm Guitar:
Moderate
Acoustic Guitar:
Intermediate
Violin:
Intermediate
Flute:
Intermediate
Cello:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

Ibanez SR-405 bass guitar, Seagull Entourage Rustic CW GT QI Acoustic Guitar, Ibanez RG-120 Electric Guitar, Behringer BX600 Bass Amp, 14" Copy of Stradivarius Violin, Clarinet, my own versatile bass-baritone voice.